Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
During the IT bubble years, they started building the Kista Science Tower in Kista (which is in Stockholm). Before they were finished the bubble burst, and they ran out of money. They built the elevator shaft first and then the rest of the building around it. So you can see the elevator shaft sticking up out of the building (the originally planned height) and the building stopping a few floors below that (no more money).